In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts for many of the 17.1 million unsafe abortions performed globally...

Images Of The Effects of Nate in Nicaragua

The persistent rains that Tropical Storm Nate caused in Nicaragua, affected many areas of the North Caribbean, Chontales and in the municipalities located in the south of the country, particularly in Rivas and Carazo. Photos...

Nate Wreaks Havoc in Nicaragua

Moving up from Costa Rica, Tropical Storm Nate’s arrival in Nicaragua followed two weeks of near-constant rain that had left the ground saturated and rivers are swollen. Nicaragua authorities placed the whole country on alert....

Nicaragua’s Private Sector Lobby Gets Into Gear to Stop US Economic Sanctions

The American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua (AmCham) is taking measures to prevent the US government from placing economic sanctions on the country similar to those targeting the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, which affected both high-standing officials and its oil trade. In order to prevent...

More Nicaraguan Coffee in Japan

  Exports in the first eleven months of the 2016/17 harvest totaled US$17.6 million, 53% more than anything sold to the Asian country in the 2015/16 cycle. One of the main benefits of exporting grain to...

Allegations of Nicaragua, Venezuela Complicity in FARC Money Laundering Resurface

(InsightCrime) Recent testimony before the US Senate revived allegations that a Venezuela-owned company in Nicaragua may have laundered money for Colombia's demobilizing FARC guerrillas, once again raising the question of whether foreign governments may...

Nicaraguan man’s guilty plea wraps up old drug money-laundering case

A dual citizen of the United States and Nicaragua who evaded authorities for nearly two decades pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to his role in a plot to launder drug money, all but...

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United States and Syria as the only two nations left refusing to support the deal to fight global warming. Nicaragua's...

Nicaragua Claims No ‘Cartel’ Presence, But Past Cases Tell a Different Story

Authorities in Nicaragua are trumpeting their counternarcotics efforts, which they say have kept "cartels" out of the country. But a series of prosecutions of alleged crime bosses shows that sophisticated, large-scale drug trafficking groups...

Value Added Cocoa

In a small deal, which could be a signal of bigger things to come, Nicaragua’s Momotombo Chocolate Factory will in the next few weeks export 200 kilos of chocolate tablets to Italy. Last year, Nicaraguan...

Nicaragua Invisions 100,000 Tourists for National Holidays

Nicaragua invisions that more than 100,000 domestic and foreign tourists will attend national holidays - festas patrias -  this week. According to Lucy Valenti, president of the National Chamber of Tourism of Nicaragua (Canatur), thanks...

The Nicaragua Canal becomes the government’s Achilles heel

In one sense, it does not matter if the environmentally catastrophic 173-mile, 50-billion dollars Nicaragua Grand Canal mega-project goes ahead or not. Its adverse impacts on Nicaraguans’ human rights are already being felt. That is the...

Expo-Taiwan 2017 kicks off in Nicaragua

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- At least 30 Taiwanese exhibitors and 28 Nicaraguan companies took part in Expo-Taiwan held from Aug 24-26 at Olof Palme Convention Center in Nicaragua. Hundreds of people attended the event to try...

Nicaragua Increases Minimum Wage

On September 1, the 4.1% rise in the minimum wage for workers in nine of the ten sectors established by law will come into force. The 4.125% increase is part of the 8.25% adjustment approved...

Solar Eclipse Dazzles Nicaragua

Although the eclipse in Nicaragua was only 30%, the entire country experienced astronomical fever throughout the territory. Thousands of people gathered at public observation points, universities or schools to safely enjoy this natural phenomenon...

The Plan to Modernize Managua

A proposal for urban development in the capital of Nicaragua would require an investment of at least US$500 million in drains, street readjustments and redesign of the public transportation system, among other works. Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports...

Canadian Couple Building Schools in Nicaragua

Sarah Kerr and Tom Affleck have a special affinity for Nicaragua. For the last 11 years, they’ve regularly visited the impoverished country to build classrooms and provide children with much-needed school supplies and books...

Nicaragua’s Support of Venezuelan Regime Makes US Sanctions More Likely: Ambassador

US Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura Dogu said that President Daniel Ortega’s support of Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro could directly influence whether the United States Congress decides to impose sanctions on the Central America country. “Yes...

Amnesty condemns ‘campaign of harassment’ against Nicaragua canal critics

Nicaragua’s former revolutionary leaders have led a campaign of harassment and persecution against communities opposing the construction of a controversial canal that threatens the homes and livelihoods of tens of thousands of people, according...

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Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

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A prominent activist fighting the Maduro regime in Venezuela has asked the United States government to investigate Alba de Nicaragua S.A. (Albanisa), a subsidiary...

Images Of The Effects of Nate in Nicaragua

The persistent rains that Tropical Storm Nate caused in Nicaragua, affected many areas of the North Caribbean, Chontales and in the municipalities located in...

Nate Wreaks Havoc in Nicaragua

Moving up from Costa Rica, Tropical Storm Nate’s arrival in Nicaragua followed two weeks of near-constant rain that had left the ground saturated and...

Nicaragua’s Private Sector Lobby Gets Into Gear to Stop US Economic Sanctions

The American Chamber of Commerce of Nicaragua (AmCham) is taking measures to prevent the US government from placing economic sanctions on the country similar to those targeting the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás...

More Nicaraguan Coffee in Japan

  Exports in the first eleven months of the 2016/17 harvest totaled US$17.6 million, 53% more than anything sold to the Asian country in the...

Allegations of Nicaragua, Venezuela Complicity in FARC Money Laundering Resurface

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Nicaraguan man’s guilty plea wraps up old drug money-laundering case

A dual citizen of the United States and Nicaragua who evaded authorities for nearly two decades pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to his...

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United States and Syria as the only two nations...

Nicaragua Claims No ‘Cartel’ Presence, But Past Cases Tell a Different Story

Authorities in Nicaragua are trumpeting their counternarcotics efforts, which they say have kept "cartels" out of the country. But a series of prosecutions of...